Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

5th April 2024

This April, we want to highlight Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, a campaign we are passionate about here at ISC. Testicular cancer is one of the most common cancers among young men, but the good news is that it’s highly treatable, especially when diagnosed early. According to medical experts, most lumps within the scrotum are not cancerous. However, it’s important to get checked promptly if any changes are detected.

Regular self-examinations for testicular cancer are very important. Here’s a simple guide to conducting a self-examination at home:

  1. Take a warm shower: Begin by allowing the scrotal area to relax and loosen in the warm water, which can make it easier to detect any abnormalities.
  2. Cup one nut at a time: Using both hands, gently cup one testicle at a time.
  3. Examine: Roll the testicle between your thumb and fingers, feeling for any lumps, changes in size, or irregularities.
  4. Consult a doctor: If you notice anything unusual or concerning during the self-examination, it’s crucial to schedule an appointment with a healthcare professional promptly. Early detection significantly increases the chances of successful treatment.

Ignoring potential symptoms or delaying medical attention can lead to the cancer spreading, making it more difficult to treat.

Remember, taking care of your health starts with awareness and action. Don’t wait.

It would be nuts not to make a call if you find something.

For more information on Testicular Cancer and the symptoms to look out for, please head to the NHS website.


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